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Expand Your Mind Beyond Crossing Color Lines with the d. E. Rogers Social Network

In The Books on September 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm

Since the release of d. E. Rogers sixth novel, Crossing Color Lines, there has been much discussion regarding the question that leaves readers pondering, “If you had the opportunity to choose your race, would you remain true to your birthright, or would you opt for the race that you believe can provide you with the greatest benefit?”

This is a topic rarely discussed, yet d. E. Rogers has shown his ability to engage readers into discussing it openly by launching a d. E. Rogers Network on Ning.com.  The d. E. Rogers Network allows fans, avid readers, and individuals interested in discussing controversies to come together. d. E. Rogers fans can also stay updated on upcoming events, book signings and new novels being released.

The d. E. Rogers Network is easy and free to join. Members have the capability of creating a custom profile, add videos and photos, create and manage a blog, join groups, engage in discussions through the forum, post events, connect with other members as friends and send invitations.  Members also have the option of advertising to other network members.

Crossing Color Lines is more than a fiction novel and the d. E. Rogers Network will expand the reader’s mind.

To join the d. E. Rogers Network visit http://crossingcolorlines.ning.com/

“It has you intrigued from the 1st page to the last page,” says The Bev Smith Show…

In The Books on September 9, 2010 at 10:47 pm

On Thursday, August 19, 2010, d. E. Rogers made an appearance on The Bev Smith Show. Bev Smith, the host of The Bev Smith Show and former host of BET’s “The Voices” held an exclusive interview with Rogers.

The Bev Smith show is heard on the American Urban Radio Networks and is known as “the Queen of Late Night Talk.” Bev Smith is the only African-American woman radio talk show host who has a nationally syndicated show in the country. She addresses hot topics and social and global issues. She is well-known and highly trusted in the African-American community to deliver critical information and entertainment news.

During the interview, Bev Smith stated,

“Every once in awhile you come across a fiction story that does not read like fiction. It has you intrigued from the 1st page to the last page. [Crossing Color Lines] does not read like fiction. It pulls you into a discussion [about race]. And the topic is a topic that is very rarely if ever discussed. It asks the question, if you had the features to pass for another race for the benefits would you? [Telling this kind of story is] bold at this time when the issue of race has polarized our country. Crossing Color Lines is a fascinating concept for a movie. It’s a great book for your book club. I think it’s awesome. d. E. Rogers, you are going to be big with this book.”

If you missed the live interview, you can listen to the recording here.

Crossing Color Lines Brought to Life!

In The Books on August 13, 2010 at 12:17 am

Author d. E. Rogers celebrates the release of the Crossing Color Lines book trailer.  This powerful presentation brings Crossing Color Lines and issues surrounding race to the forefront in real life.

This presentation takes you into The World of David by starting with a snapshot representing the history of race in America and continues in an intimate moment with d. E. Rogers describing the synopsis of the book. “I am very excited to release this new book trailer. Readers get a visual picture of what Crossing Color Lines is all about. It is more than a fiction novel; it transpires race issues that still need to be discussed openly today,” states d. E. Rogers.

Crossing Color Lines was released in June 2010 and follows the story of Chase Cain, someone who as a child witnessed the brutal hanging of his father. Since he has lighter skin, he is able to use it in a way that he believes will be his advantage, and ‘pass’ as a white man. He sets out to gain all the things he desires – friends, love, and wealth – but ultimately the way he has chosen to live his life ends up causing his demise.

The book trailer presents Crossing Color Lines gently yet coercively. The short presentation leaves you contemplating the question Crossing Color Lines proposes and with an appetite for more.

Crossing Color Lines is available on Amazon, Cuschcity, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Baker & Taylor, and at theworldofdavid.com. Purchase your copy today.

Let us know what you think!

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Conforming to Succeed

In Series 1 on June 2, 2010 at 10:40 am

As we look at how racism has changed, can we really say there is no racism today? Is it an issue that is overrated and is no longer a problem? Have we really become a country with equal opportunity exists for everyone? Or have many African Americans just conformed to a culture that is not their own in order to succeed?

Many have been left to wonder, regarding race in America, just how much people will have to assimilate into the white culture in order to have a chance at succeeding. As we assimilate to this culture, however we lose ourselves – an important part of what makes us who we are. In one area of life we hide who we are to stay under the radar of certain stereotypes and in other areas we are free and are true to ourselves. But if racism was not still an issue today, we would not feel the need to have multiple masks. We would be our true selves in any environment.

Then there are those that choose the more challenging route, believing that there are opportunities to succeed by remaining true to their roots and not falling into the pressures to conform. However, this choice does not come without scrutiny.

A good example of this is the election of President Obama. His victory didn’t come without scrutiny. President Obama was put through the ringer, so to speak, during that election, with people questioning and commenting on everything from his name to his religion, and from his citizenship to his ability to speak so well. Issues were explored and discussed during his campaign – and even after he took office – that no other President ever had to experience.

In a recent Time Magazine article, Why the Obama Plan Is Working, Mike Dorning provides statistics from a Bloomberg national poll in March that Americans by an almost a 2-to-1 margin, believe the economy has gotten worse rather than better during the last year. Yet, Dorning states “the market begs to differ…while jobs have been slow to return, the country has experienced and incredible productivity boom.”

Chief economic strategist, Dan Greenhaus stated, “If Obama was a republican, we would hear a never-ending drumbeat of news stories about markets voting in favor of the President.”

President Obama is an excellent example to all of us and has held steadfastly to his true self during the election and presently as the scrutiny continues.

In your life, do you feel you have to conform to the established white culture in order to succeed or do you believe you have the same opportunity to succeed while staying true to yourself? Crossing Color Lines shows us that we have a choice every day and the choices we make impact our lives in tremendous ways.

Top Issues Brought to The Forefront

In Series 1 on June 1, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Join us as we bring Crossing Color Lines and the characters to life as we explore the top issues brought to the forefront in the next few weeks.

Crossing Color Lines which focuses on racial relations, comes at a good time, as people around the country have a renewed sense of hope regarding this issue since President Obama’s election.

Join the discussion as we post throughout each week until the official launch on June 22nd. We invite your comments, thoughts and feelings on every issue.

Let the journey begin!